Coordinated by the South Dakota State Library, Random Acts of Continuing Education (RACE) are 30 minutes to 1 hour webinars that focus on current topics of interest to librarians.
Archived 2012 Webinars
Just Weed It: a RACE webinar
Tuesday, November 6 at 10:30 am CT/9:30 MT and again Wednesday, November 14 at 4:15 pm CT/3:15 MT
Presented by: Brenda Hemmelman
You better weed, you better do what you should
Don't wanna see no ugly shelves and old info
You wanna be tough, Mary Bushing would
So weed it, weed it!
Increase your circulation, you need it
Your library is important, and you gotta show how
Just weed it!
-sung it to the tune of Michael Jackson's Beat It
Turn On, Tune In, and Get Social
October 23, 2012 (3-4 pm); October 31, 2012 (11-12 pm)
previous: February 9, 2012; March 13, 2012
Presented by: Stacia McGourty
What the heck are all these kids twittering about? Social media has been dominating the library landscape, but how comfortable are you? This webinar will discuss some of the basic social media tools — Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. We'll look at who's using social media and how social media can help your library connect to your patrons.
21st Century School Library Self-Assessment: a RACE webinar
Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 4:00-5:00 CT (3:00-4:00 MT)
Presented by: Joan Upell and Mary Johnson
Is your school library still operating under 20th century guidelines? Or, has your school library already moved forward into the 21st century and could use some further direction? Join us to learn about ways you and your administrators can use the new 21st Century Self-Assessment tool to assess and guide your current practices. The new tool is based on the SD School Library Guidelines and also contains everything you need to know to apply for South Dakota's new 21st Century School Library Award.
After watching the webinar, please take a moment to fill out our evaluation
CSLP Copyright and Rules of Use
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 10:30 -11:30 am CT; 9:30 - 10:30 am MT
Presented by: Jasmine Rockwell and CSLP
Every year the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) has fantastic, original artwork created to enhance the summer reading program manual that it produces. Just like any original piece of artwork, there are copyright rules for this artwork. Join the CSLP Copyright and Rules of Use Committee Chair for this one hour webinar explaining how you can use the artwork on the disc that accompanies the summer reading program manual you will be receiving in October.
Good Information Sources—Credible, Uncredible, or Incredible?
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 4:30-5:30 CT (3:30-4:30 MT)
Presented by: Jane Healy and Julie Erickson
Information comes at us in all kinds of media! How do we know what's true? How can we help patrons select sources wisely? Join Julie Erickson and Jane Healy to learn factors that make a good source. Evaluating websites will be the primary focus, with other media types considered.
Thursday, September 6, 2012 from 4:30-5:30 Ct (3:30-4:30 MT)
(repeat of May 8 webinar)
Raise your search skills beyond basic Google. Learn to use the best source for the topic, search tips and tricks and more. Finding the best information efficiently & effectively will pay off in school and work. This session will look at Google Advanced search, subscription library resources and what to expect in the future.
Everything School Libraries Need to Know About ILL
August 21, 4:00-5:00 CT/ 3:00-4:00 MT
(repeat of May 1 webinar)
Interlibrary loan will continue to change as digital options and budgets change. Beginning with school year 2012-2013, school libraries are asked to keep more detailed statistics for interlibrary loan. The State Library needs more exact data to determine ILL patterns and trends. For this reason starting with the 2013 School Library Survey we will be collecting more detailed information. This webinar covers ILL basics and what data you need to collect and how to collect it once school begins in the fall of 2012.
LSTA Five Year Plan Focus Group
March 30, 2012; 1:00 pm)
Presented by: Daria Bossman and Collen Kirby
The South Dakota State Library invites all interested librarians, trustees, and citizens to participate in an LSTA 5-Year Plan focus group. The purpose of the LSTA 5-Year Plan focus group will be to review and comment on the draft of the State Library's LSTA 5-Year Plan. Comments and suggestions will be used to make changes to the plan before it is submitted to the Institute of Museum and Library Service. A draft of the 5-Year Plan can be found on the State Library's web site, library.sd.gov (last revised June 1, 2012).
2011-2012 School Library Survey
March 29, 2012; 4:30-5:30 pm CT
Presented by Joan Upell and Mary Johnson
Produced by Julie Erickson
Join us for a sneak peak at the 2011-2012 School Library Survey. We'll review the basics of the Collect program and answer all of your questions. This will be a helpful discussion whether you are new to the process or have completed the survey many times. The survey opens April 1 and closes May 16 this year.
2012 Public Library Survey: Q & A
February 7, 2012; repeated March 8, 2012
Presented by: Daria Bossman and Jasmine Rockwell
Join one of these 1 hour webinars about the 2011 Public Library Survey. We will discuss changes and answer your questions.
Reference to the Rescue (Part II)
February 21, 2012
Presented by: Brenda Hemmelman
Join Brenda Hemmelman to briefly review some of the topics from Part I such as types of reference questions and conducting a reference interview. In addition, we'll go beyond the basics to talk about reference policies, good websites used to answer reference questions, training and tutorials to improve reference skills, email, chat, text, and telephone reference, and using Google and Wikipedia to assist with reference questions.
SDSL Website Recap
January 31, 2012
Presented by: Wynne Nafus Sayer and Jasmine Rockwell
This webinar is an overview of the features and functionality of the SDSL website.
.GOV — Finding State and Federal Government Information Online
January 24, 2012; repeated January 26, 2012
Presented by: Brenda Hemmelman
Reference Librarian Brenda Hemmelman will help you answer these and many other questions. What documentation do I need for a driver's license? Finding state and federal government information online will be covered, as well as a discussion on how libraries are stepping up in times of need to help local citizens with information needs.